Jul 272015
Think Tank Photo Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack Review

Whether you’re trekking through a forest primeval or a modern metropolis, a good backpack is essential. A shoulder bag is great for a couple hours of shooting on a relaxed afternoon, but when you need to carry a substantial amount of gear over a long distance, a shoulder bag can be a real drag…literally! A […]

Jun 082015
Death Valley Off Road Adventure - October 1-4, 2015

While the weather is cool, we’ll do several off road trails only accessible by 4×4 vehicles. The famous Racetrack Playa and its Sailing Stones, Eureka Dunes, and Titus Canyon to Leadfield Ghost Town. We’ll also see Artist’s Drive, Artist’s Palette, Badwater, Ubehebe Crater, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Devil’s Golf Course and more. We’ll even throw […]

Jun 082015
Mindshift Gear rotation180° Horizon 34L Backpack Review

Whether you’re hiking a nature trail through a redwood forest or pounding the pavement while shooting street photography in a foreign city, it’s a nuisance and a hazard to have to shrug off your camera backpack to go digging for some lens or small accessory you need. Hence, it was with gratitude and relief that […]

Apr 132015
Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak Review

In a very short space of time, drones have gone from being the secret weapons of spy agencies and the military to the hot new plaything of the weekend warrior. Now, photographers everywhere are using compact, radio-controlled quadcopters like those of the popular DJI Phantom Series to take spectacular aerial videos. However, a quadcopter is […]

Mar 302015
Think Tank Photo Urban Approach 15 Mirrorless Backpack Review

Given the increasing popularity of smaller, mirrorless cameras, it’s been surprising and often frustrating how difficult it is to find bags customized for them. Fortunately, the forward-thinking minds at Think Tank Photo have given us the new Urban Approach 15, a mirrorless camera backpack with all the security, versatility, and convenience of a top-notch DSLR […]

Feb 272015
MIU COLOR Packable Handy Lightweight Nylon Backpack Review

Sometimes, even a dedicated nature photographer like me just wants to stop and smell the roses…without taking pictures of them. In that spirit, MIU COLOR claims its company promotes the “slow life,” a more relaxed, eco-friendly, unhurried existence. Among the wide range of products they offer through their worldwide distribution system, the new MIU COLOR […]